For Italians, coffee is much more than a black drink you have a few times a day. It is a whole culture, and the locals can argue for hours where it is best served. For those of you traveling to Rome, here are some of the top suggestions.
Antico Caffè Greco
This coffee shop serves coffee ever since 1760, and it comes as no wonder it became one of the city’s landmarks. If you want to avoid waiting in a long line try to get there in the early morning when they open and the place is less crowded.
Address: Via dei Condotti, 86, 00187 Roma
Opening hours: Every day but Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
Some will argue this is the best coffee not only in Rome—but in the world. Right next to the Pantheon, it is the perfect location to enjoy a warm cup of coffee, and why not buy some grounded coffee beans to take back home?
Address: Via degli Orfani, 84, 00186 Roma
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7am to 8pm
Sunday from 10:30 to 7:15 pm
Sant’ Eustachio il Caffè
In a small piazza near the Pantheon is this small coffee shop, which is mostly less busy than the alternative. The coffee is absolutely excellent and the service is very warm and friendly.
Address: Piazza di S. Eustachio, 82, 00186 Roma
Opening hours: Every day from 7:30am to 1am